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Welcome to the Virtual Arkansas Tech Department page. Use the information below to ensure students have appropriate hardware and software requirements for VA courses.

Hardware Requirements

Equipment Requirements

Individual students must have access to the following items:

  • An internet-connected computer
  • Unique Affiliated School Email Address that can receive messages from VA resources
  • Headset with a built-in microphone
  • Webcam (either built-in or external)
System Technical Requirements
Computer Internet
Processor Speed
  2 GHz or higher (Windows)   512 Kbps download/upload (Canvas)
  1.6 GHz or higher (macOS)   1 Mbps upload (Zoom)
  1.1 GHz or higher (ChromeOS)    
RAM Browser
  8 GB or higher (macOS or Windows)   Google Chrome (89 and higher)*
  4 GB or higher (ChromeOS)   Mozilla Firefox (87 or higher)
      Microsoft Edge (89 and higher)
Screen Resolution   Safari (14 and higher)
  1280 x 1024 minimum recommended   Respondus Lockdown
Operating System    
  Windows 10 and newer    
  macOS 10.14 and newer    
  ChromeOS 89 and newer    

* Refers to the preferred browser to be used by anyone utilizing VA resources.

Software Requirements

Students are required to have the following software:

Students may be required to use the following software:

  • PDF Reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader, Chrome PDF Viewer, etc.)
  • Media Player (Quicktime, Windows Media Player, or VLC)
  • BlueJ (CS Programming Software)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, & Access)

Tech Support

If you need any assistance with the requirements needed for your students, please contact the Virtual Arkansas Technology department either by email ( or by phone (870-637-1011), during hours of availability.



Hours of Availability
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions